With her debut solo album, Adeline is coming into her own as a solo artist.
The stars seem aligned for Adeline. Since moving to New York from Paris 14 years ago, the singer/bassist fronted two albums with slick 17-piece disco throwback band Escort, including a self-titled debut, which made Rolling Stone’s top 50 albums for 2012. Then there was a two-year stint playing on NBC’s Meredith Vieira Show, which led to a bass-and-backing-vocals gig with singer CeeLo Green.Now with her debut album, Adeline [ad-uh-leen]— a funky outing influenced as much by Prince as by the Caribbean music of her father’s native Martinique — Adeline is coming into her own as a solo artist. “I was always writing my own stuff,” she says. “It just seemed like a natural evolution as an artist.” Finally releasing her first solo album required a bit of a psychological “push,” as Adeline describes it. “I was a huge fan of Prince, and when he died I was devastated. People I met who had worked with him told me, ‘He’d love you,’ so his death kind of selfishly shatte